Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Creative Space : Thrifty Knitting

As you may know, my knitting expertise is quite limited. So, this week I've started my first ever clothing garment...that's not a scarf or a hat.
The budget being a little tighter than normal this week, did not justify any new wool purchasing.
So...

A library book...


Plus some op shop wool...



= one budget friendly knitting project


Well, it's a start anyway! Just don't look to closely... my knitting is not terribly neat. But, it's neater than it was.


I have to say that I'm beginning to very much enjoy the time-out experience that is knitting. I find if I have dinner on early (thanks to my slow cooker), I have a little time up my sleeve when the kid's get home from school. So I sit on the lounge and knit, while observing the comings and goings of the kid's. It doesn't last long, but it's an enjoyable part of my day.  And sometimes I even get to knit late at night!

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13 comments:

littlebetty said...

Looking good. I find you tube so wonderful for learning new knitting things. Are you on Ravelry yet?? lots of free patterns there too.

Catherine said...

I'd say you've found the perfect knitting project. The library is great, I love being able to look at all those beautiful books without having to buy them. Enjoy your new knitting project. xo

Tracey said...

great work, I am completely useless at knitting!

Vic said...

Thrifty knitting - absolutely the best kind of knitting, I think!

Jennie said...

So impressed that you opped that gorgeous colour! Hope it goes well - you're off to a great start!

Nettle & Brier said...

I am so excited that it is knitting season again (it just seems like a cooler weather craft don't you think?) Good luck I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Naturally Carol said...

By the end of the garment you will have much more practise and be ready for the next one! Well done! A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.

Kate said...

I am doing the same thing in "my creative space". My first knitting project that is not a scarf or beanie! It is so much fun isn't it.

Becky said...

Good luck with the little sweater it's a cute pattern. I'm working on a cocoon for a newborn - thinking about hiding this one for a future grandchild as the yarn I chose is a bit difficult to work with but SUPER soft. It's never too early to start a grandchild hope chest is it?

Gooseberry Jam said...

I have just started to Crochet this week and I too have been enjoying a few (just a few) minutes each afternoon to myself to enjoy this newly found pleasure. Good Luck with your project! :)

Tania said...

You know you're sounding like a woman obsessed, right? (Welcome to my world!)...

BLD in MT said...

Good for you! Time for your self, homemade clothes, thrift. I am sure it will be lovely!

ingrid said...

I love a budget friendly project and this one looks lovely!